By GAIL OBER, LACONIA DAILY SUN
SANBORNTON — A Franklin man who led police from three communities on a chase Friday through Sanbornton, Franklin, New Hampton and Tilton abandoned his car and a puppy before being apprehended by Tilton Police.
Lt. Kevin McIntosh said Mark Fuller, 33, of Franklin faces once count of driving after being deemed a habitual offender.
McIntosh said the incident began on Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. When a Sanbornton officer on routine patrol saw a 2001 Honda speed away from the Sanbornton Village Store, cutting off a car.
He said police followed the car and it accelerated to about 62 mph and passed several vehicles on New Hampton Road and then turned onto Babbit Road in Franklin.
The car wouldn't stop on Sanborn Street in Franklin and eventually turned down a Class XI road and the officer lost sight of him. Not long after, police located the abandoned car with a puppy left inside.
Sanbornton, Franklin and Tilton police, with the assistance of the State Police, surrounded the area and a State Police K-9 led them to Calef Hill Road and to Fuller.
Fuller was charged with possession of drugs by Tilton Police and possibly faces additional charges as the investigation continues.
Police found the three other passengers at Smitty's Cinema in Tilton. They were questioned in Franklin and released.
This car was abandoned in Tilton, along with a puppy, on Friday. Mark Fuller, 33, of Franklin, is charged with fleeing from police. (Courtesy Sanbornton Police)
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